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August 13, 2010 9:35 AM   Subscribe

Fur-ocious Pics From The Cat Fashion Parade
posted by fearfulsymmetry (59 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
If I were God for a day, I'd give these cats the power to shoot deadly lasers from their eyes.
posted by DU at 9:41 AM on August 13, 2010 [7 favorites]


All of these people are going to hell.
posted by The Whelk at 9:42 AM on August 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


Also on Gothamist (link to my favorite kitty-pic in their series!)
posted by Greg Nog at 9:43 AM on August 13, 2010


All those kitty fashions are so cute, I'll bet they were made in a sweetshop!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:44 AM on August 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Tired kitty Napoleon will conquer Europe later
posted by The Whelk at 9:45 AM on August 13, 2010 [8 favorites]


Those cats do not look happy. Except maybe the "I curse u wif mah abracadara!" one. (also: ugh)
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:46 AM on August 13, 2010


I want a sci-fi epic about a nuclear apocalypse killing everyone on the planet except these people, who are then left to rebuild society.
posted by Sticherbeast at 9:46 AM on August 13, 2010 [6 favorites]


Tragedy Ann.
posted by hermitosis at 9:46 AM on August 13, 2010 [13 favorites]


Those cats are ANGRY.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:47 AM on August 13, 2010


Iz not caturday yet guis.
posted by punkfloyd at 9:48 AM on August 13, 2010


The last thing a tiny rodent peasant rebellion sees.
posted by The Whelk at 9:53 AM on August 13, 2010


DO NOT WANT
posted by yhbc at 9:54 AM on August 13, 2010


She looks innocuous enough with that blouse and suburmom hair, but you have to have one fucking ferocious soul to wrestle a goddamn bobcat into a jacket like that.
posted by carsonb at 9:54 AM on August 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I wonder if the cats asleep in those pictures are dreaming of being people sized and of their owners being cat sized, and what outfits they'd then dress their people in?
posted by Windigo at 9:55 AM on August 13, 2010


I prefer to think the bobcat chose the leather jacket.

Or rather, the jacket chose him.
posted by The Whelk at 9:55 AM on August 13, 2010


Grade-A baloney.
posted by mintcake! at 10:11 AM on August 13, 2010


These people should not be allowed to have cats. If you want to dress your animal in a foolish costume, you should be forced to own a dog. That's what dogs are for. Cats are far too dignified for such nonsense.
posted by something something at 10:19 AM on August 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


The caption on this one could go for all of them.
posted by jquinby at 10:20 AM on August 13, 2010


Cats are far too dignified for such nonsense.

CALIBAN PARTY GHOST DISAGREES
posted by Greg Nog at 10:24 AM on August 13, 2010


Some cats like to dress up. Occasionally my orange cat will dress up as my gray cat. I've never actually seen him change into or out of the costume, but suddenly the gray cat will act like the orange cat - it's pretty obvious what's going on. The costume is stunningly good - it looks exactly like my orange cat - including the extra few pounds and leg length.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 10:25 AM on August 13, 2010 [5 favorites]


Our cat (someone found this photo on my blog and LOLcatted it) prefers a more casual look.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 10:30 AM on August 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


This is some kind of new height in cat humiliation.

Also: Hairless cats are an abomination and should be destroyed.
posted by Artw at 10:35 AM on August 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


i don't believe it's anthropomorphic to ascribe fury to these poor kittehs, as they have the same expressions as wet cats. And all us cat contemporaries know that is some genuine fury there
posted by Redhush at 10:38 AM on August 13, 2010


My cats would SO not be down with this. I've dressed them up in bow ties and feather boas but that's as far as I felt I could go (before my eyes would get clawed out).
posted by medeine at 10:45 AM on August 13, 2010


Our big guy knows how handsome he looks in his Christmas neckwear with the fur and bells. He seems to enjoy strutting around in it.

But this? Oh no, up with this he would not put.
posted by uncleozzy at 10:54 AM on August 13, 2010


These cats have been robbed of their dignity, and I am a very, very bad person for finding it hilarious.

Generally, I feel that animals should not be dressed in costumes, except for pugs who should always be wearing fezzes.
posted by JoanArkham at 10:55 AM on August 13, 2010 [6 favorites]


All of these people are going to hell.

Dressed as Cats cast members. With demons pinching their cheeks and going "squee!"
posted by tommasz at 10:58 AM on August 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Cats do not enjoy this shit. At all. People who do this need to understand that, and bloody well stop it. Your pet is not a fucking toy.
posted by Decani at 11:03 AM on August 13, 2010


If you want to dress your animal in a foolish costume, you should be forced to own a dog. That's what dogs are for.

In My World, you are so not allowed to own a dog! Dogs may put up with costumes, but their people are still horrid.

Also, this post reminds me of the awful fate of the evil Persian in Cats & Dogs.
posted by bearwife at 11:06 AM on August 13, 2010


These cats have been robbed of their dignity, and I am a very, very bad person for finding it hilarious.

What's really funny is that the day I put that sweater on Spike, he was just "eh, whatever." He was a bottle baby, he thinks everything is fun and humans are fantastic. He's a little weirdo, and we love him very much.

Also, I agree with you, JoanArkham. All pugs should wear fezzes.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 11:10 AM on August 13, 2010


I want a sci-fi epic about a nuclear apocalypse killing everyone on the planet except these people, who are then left to rebuild society.

Is this close enough?
posted by Brocktoon at 11:28 AM on August 13, 2010


I am stunned by how good this cat looks. S/he's kind of like a steampunk Amy Winehouse Hugh Hefner. Separately, I think none of those three things looks very good, but mix them together, and add an irate hairless cat, and you've got pure gold.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 12:03 PM on August 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


i pretty much love all kinds of animals, and i especially like cats. i like cats x4 inside (much to the chagrin of all 4 of them, who want to be #1) and i like cats x4 outside (poor homeless kitties!). my inside cats constantly want to be close to mama, and 3 of the 4 frequently sleep with me. but these dress-up cats ... these are some ugly, unhappy cats. : (
posted by msconduct at 12:04 PM on August 13, 2010


and sorry admiral haddock, but that's about the ugliest of them all.
posted by msconduct at 12:05 PM on August 13, 2010


msconduct, if you could see me now, you'd notice that I am seething with the same intensity as Steampunk Hugh Winehouse.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 12:14 PM on August 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Each and every one of those photos could be improved with the text (Impact font, white, black outline) "FOR THIS, YOU DIE IN YOUR SLEEP" somewhere around the edge.
posted by adipocere at 12:15 PM on August 13, 2010


Here's the clip of Cats & Dogs. The dreadful fate of the mastermind Persian shows up around 5:35.
posted by bearwife at 12:16 PM on August 13, 2010


Just want to register how awesome I think hairless cats are! I've always been taken by how much they resemble the hands of elderly humans. If I ever get a hairless cat, I'll probably name it "Hand".
posted by Greg Nog at 12:26 PM on August 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


Oh, yay! Gothamist posted more pics, including a woken-up Napoleon!
posted by Greg Nog at 12:30 PM on August 13, 2010


Did these cats lose their hair from the stress and humiliation, or were they shaved? I kept expecting to see a cat with a Brazilian.

Perhaps there were ... I couldn't finish the series.
posted by kanewai at 12:30 PM on August 13, 2010


Wow. What a bunch of unhappy looking cats.
posted by SLC Mom at 12:39 PM on August 13, 2010


FOR THIS, YOU DIE IN YOUR SLEEP

There will have been a whole lotta breath-stealing that night, I'll tell ya what.
posted by everichon at 12:44 PM on August 13, 2010


and what about all those hairless cats? where did they come from? or did they just have one & they made it do umpty costume changes?
posted by msconduct at 12:47 PM on August 13, 2010


Is it really only the costumes (and hairlessness) that bugs people? The posing strikes me as contributing to the awfulness of this.

YOUR CAT IS NOT AN ACTION FIGURE.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 1:12 PM on August 13, 2010


YOUR CAT IS NOT AN ACTION FIGURE.

My cat is more of an inaction figure.
posted by jquinby at 1:18 PM on August 13, 2010 [7 favorites]


Well, two hairless cats who love each other have a special snuggle...
posted by mendel at 1:22 PM on August 13, 2010


I've dressed them up in bow ties and feather boas but that's as far as I felt I could go

What restraint you exhibit.
posted by longsleeves at 2:02 PM on August 13, 2010


Did these cats lose their hair from the stress and humiliation, or were they shaved?

They are almost assuredly some form of Sphynx cat, also known as purring hot water bottles.
posted by quin at 2:24 PM on August 13, 2010



Unless these cats have been declawed and defanged they are a bunch of pussies.
posted by notreally at 2:27 PM on August 13, 2010


A friend of mine is obsessed with hairless cats and I went with him once to look at some at a weird woman's house in the suburbs of Las Vegas. Truly a surreal experience. The strangest thing to me about those cats is how hot they are. They're like little furnaces - I couldn't have one of those things sleeping next to me in the summer, freaky appearance aside. Their skin is also tacky. I blows my mind that someone would actually prefer a tacky, hot, furless alien-looking thing over this. I mean, come on.
posted by something something at 2:29 PM on August 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


All of my cats are fully haired, but I have to admit, I look at a photo like this, and I think I could be pretty ok with a a tacky, hot, furless, alien.
posted by quin at 2:46 PM on August 13, 2010 [4 favorites]


That thing is weirdly endearing, I'll give you that.
posted by something something at 2:48 PM on August 13, 2010


That thing would give me nightmares. But the ears are amazing.
posted by thankyouforyourconsideration at 3:23 PM on August 13, 2010


The thing about hairless cats is that since they don't have fur, it's not quite as cruel to put clothes on 'em; otherwise they might get chilly. My ladyfriend's a vet tech, and one day this guy brought in his hairless kitty. Naturally, she immediately grabbed her camera. I got this e-mail that was like "HANDSOME GOLLUM CAT SQUEEEEE" with this photo attached.
posted by Greg Nog at 4:37 PM on August 13, 2010


My husband once put our cat in a giraffe costume. He had the same expression on his furry little face as the cats did in these photos. Once the costume was off, he promptly made his way to my husband's sock drawer, where he managed to get it open and then pee all over hubby's clean socks.

I have a feeling a lot of these owners will be buying a lot of new socks in the near future.
posted by haplesschild at 4:40 PM on August 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


After the feline revolution, the people in these photos will be the first ones up against the wall.
posted by doctor_negative at 4:58 PM on August 13, 2010


Each and every one of those photos could be improved with the text (Impact font, white, black outline) "FOR THIS, YOU DIE IN YOUR SLEEP" somewhere around the edge.

Or something like this.
posted by fuse theorem at 6:15 PM on August 13, 2010


Ascribing "dignity" to animals is anthropomorphic too, guys.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:28 AM on August 14, 2010


stop abus
posted by tehloki at 11:13 AM on August 14, 2010


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